The Love Your Liver Campaign seeks to raise awareness of the major risk factors that can cause liver damage and encourage those who are at risk to get tested. It includes:
- a free online screener that assesses whether you are at risk of liver disease and provides information on what to do if you are
- a year round awareness campaign with the media and through promotional displays
- targeted activity in ‘Liver Awareness month’ in January and in ‘Love Your Liver week’ in June
- Love Your Liver community screening events held in association with local liver clinicians around the UK
Providing Information and Support
All our patient information is written by, or rigorously assessed and reviewed by, medical specialists in their field or other health care professionals.
Our nurse led Helpline provides up to date information and support and is a lifeline for patients and carers.
The Trust’s online liver community forum provides a supportive online community where those affected by liver disease can support each other 24 hours a day. The Trust also facilitates support groups across the UK where those affected can meet face to face.
Campaigning and Research
We campaign for best possible and more equitable services for people with liver disease. This includes representing patients on Government committees, to NICE and on stakeholder groups so that their voice is heard and acted upon. We also work hard to influence the Department of Health, NHS and Parliamentarians at a UK-wide and individual country level. The Campaign section of the website provides more detail on this work.
Research has always been a priority for the Trust. Beyond our role in directly funding a select number of projects, we also support research by providing a patient perspective; involving patients in the design and governance of research; providing information about new clinical trials and promoting new research to as wide an audience as possible. You can find out about current research projects here.
Work with healthcare professionals
The British Liver Trust and RCGP are currently working in partnership on the liver disease clinical priority programme. This is a three year programme of work running from 2016-2019 aiming to support GPs and primary care professionals in identifying and delivering care to patients with liver disease.
Its goal is to make liver disease prevention, detection and treatment a central part of routine healthcare amongst the UK’s 52,000 GPs, practice nurses and other team members.Find out more